A Sanskrit grammar; including both the classical language, and the older dialects, of Veda and Brahmana
A supplement by the author appeared in the same series (Bd. II, Anhang II) with title: The roots, verb-forms, and primary derivatives of the Sanskrit language. Leipzig, 1885 (xiii, , 250 p.)
Publisher Leipzig, Breitkopf and Härtel
Call number AFD-2434
Digitizing sponsor Tufts University and the National Science Foundation
Book contributor Robarts - University of Toronto
Collection robarts; toronto
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Dirk D. Anderson
May 29, 2013
Whitney's Sanskrit Grammar
Detailed and Exhaustive! Very densely packed; and perhaps, could have been organized better. The detailed Index in the back helps offset, what appears at times to be a certain lack of cohesion.
If you need a Western version of the "Vyakrana Tradition" (Sanskrit Grammar) here you go.
Author was roundly criticized for his critique of Panini's Grammar, which as an oral tradition has lost much in it's present written form.
This Grammar is keyed to Lanmans: "A Sanskrit Reader" and also there is an additional small book that deals with roots and derivatives which is intended to be a supplement to this Grammar.
This book is very difficult but complete and useful as a reference.
Beginners might want to start with a reduced Grammar and save this one for the future.
Modern Students may want something with more of a Computational Linguistics orientation.
I have become accustomed to this book and it is the primary Grammar I use.
It is a Classic in it's field, I will always have a use for it.
September 6, 2012
Some pages missing
Pages 237-242 (articles 714-737) are missing.